The suspect, driving a stolen Rockland Police cruiser, was stopped by police on Route 3 in Quincy, but moved around a state police vehicle and took off at around 8:15 a.m. It was stopped a short time later, the police say. (Boston 25 News)
QUINCY, Mass. – Several police officers are responding to an incident involving a stolen police cruiser on Route 3 in Quincy and the entrances and exits to Burgin Parkway have been closed to traffic, police said. Quincy Police said they had responded after a Rockland Police cruiser was allegedly stolen from a suspect in an armed robbery Friday morning and driven into the area near the Home Depot on Center Street. The cruiser was stopped, but police said the suspect refused to get out of the vehicle.
At around 8:15 a.m., the suspect moved around a state police vehicle and started again, followed by the police. </ CLOCK: The suspect behind the wheel of a stolen Rockland police cruiser was able to move around the state police and take off.
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#BREAKINGThis suspect has just left again – he moved around a state police vehicle – and drove the police back towards the Quincy Center. pic.twitter.com/HAThfS9042
Quincy police said the suspect was finally stopped at around 8:30 a.m. on Burgin Parkway – near the BJ’s gas station. State police tactical teams and crisis negotiators are still working to get the suspect to surrender.
Quincy police said traffic in the area was compromised and they have asked MBTA to call the Red Line service between Braintree and Wollaston.
Red line: Service between Braintree and Wollaston suspended due to police activity outside of Quincy Adams.
Rockland police said the suspect, allegedly armed with a gun, had one around 6:15 a.m. Robbed 7-Eleven on Market Street in Rockland. It is unclear how he can steal the police cruiser and take off.
Quincy traffic Several police vehicles were stopped early Friday morning on the Route 3 exit to Burgin Parkway in Quincy for « police activities ». (Boston 25 News)
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